Tagged mental health

Love in a Borderline Personality

Love sucks. It makes people act in ways they can’t predict and gives them weird fluttering feelings in their stomach. However, healthy people at least tend to know what to expect with love, and modern research has even discovered the molecules involved in the development of romantic attraction, both emotionally and physiologically. One of cupid’s…

Mental Health: An Infectious Disease of Poverty

Socioeconomic status has long been considered as a potential explanation for discrepancies in professional expectations, lifestyle trends, and mental and physical health in America. The relationship between household income and mental disorders has been especially thoroughly examined. Numerous longitudinal studies over the years have consistently found a damningly strong correlation between the two variables. In…

Remembering Alzheimer’s Disease

Friends and family members of Alzheimer’s patients endure the heartbreak of watching a loved one lose their memory and independence. As the United States demographic becomes increasingly top heavy—with the portion of the population over 65 years estimated to more than double by 2060—the need for Alzheimer’s disease research is immediate. The suffering that Alzheimer’s…

Play and Playability

After the civil unrest spurred by Freddie Gray’s death and controversy over excessive police force, Baltimore needed a way to heal and restore peace in the neighborhood. The “Play More B’More” initiative was undertaken by the city, engaging youth from underserved neighborhoods as interns and volunteers to promote the playability of their city. KaBOOM!, “a…

You Are What You Feed

When people find out I don’t have Facebook, they always look so puzzled. “Why not?” they ask. It’s been two years since I deactivated my account and, yet, I still can’t find a coherent answer to this question. More times than not, I respond with an “uhhh” until somebody eventually changes the subject. I do…

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